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Join us for a FEAST in the Sunny Point Garden on Monday, August 7, 2017, from 5:30-8:00pm to benefit FEAST cooking and garden education in Asheville area schools and after school programs. Sunny Point Café, Oskar Blues Brewery and Riverbend Malt House are teaming up for a farm-to-table dining experience to benefit FEAST. Each $50

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There are awards, and then there are AWARDS. The Stoobie Awards is one of the latter. Needless to say we were thrilled to receive… 2016 Stoobie Award for Best Shrimp ‘n’ Grits “…if you want really good shrimp ‘n’ grits, you have any number of choices in Asheville, but if you want the BEST shrimp

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by in Garden.

If you’ve walked through our garden the last couple years you have no doubt seen the playground bouncy animals located at the top of the garden nearest the restaurant. Those are on loan from Old Town Salvage, a terrific local business that dismantles old buildings and salvages the materials for reuse. One of the largest

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In one word, sunflowers. We are often asked how we keep squirrels out of the garden. We don’t, instead we distract them. We have found that they absolutely love sunflowers, as do many visiting bids, bees and other insects. Sunflowers are located all around our garden perimeter and periodically throughout the garden. They are terrific

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by in Garden.

Throughout the garden there are many upside down glass bottles. What are they for? The bottles in our garden are covering rebar which is inserted into the ground to prevent our garden staff from inadvertently dragging a watering hose across plants. Rebar alone would present a hazard, so the glass bottles provide a decorative way

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July is when harvesting time really starts to take off in our on-site garden. We are so excited to see tomatoes ripening, pole beans covering our archways, cucumber vines loaded down and squash blossoms buzzing with bees. As many of you wander through the garden you’ve noticed that we often grown unusual varieties of common

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